Bystander Training for Leaders

face-to-face/virtual live – Half day course

SmartCulture® workplace bystander training for leaders

Following recommendations made by the Australian Human Rights Commission regarding the importance of active bystanders within its National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment at Work (March 2020). Workplace bystander training is key to shifting workplace cultures upwards in line with behavioural expectations.

Now more than ever we need our leaders in Australian workplaces to be great, respectful and safe. This starts with educating them and providing practical guidance and tools to pave the way for them to ‘Walk the Talk’, manage concerns appropriately and ultimately – prevent poor behaviours in the first place. Great workplace cultures rely on great leaders. Let’s get them off to a great start with this course.

About this course

This premium half day course was developed for leaders by WHS + culture industry expert Karen Maher to raise awareness and provide key information to Australian leaders on building a great workplace culture and preventing poor workplace behaviours. This proactive program provides important context around the leader’s role to support and empower their teams to also be active bystanders and increase leadership support across your organisation on the bystander intervention approach. The right information and awareness in this area is essential to do this well.

The course is created in alignment with our SmartCulture® solution – developed based on years of research, cases and best practice in these key risk areas – with 5 components – safety, measurable, awareness, respect and team.

FAQs, Topics Covered & Assessment

The interactive half day course will raise awareness on WHY it is so important to be an active bystander. Provide safe strategies and practical guidance on WHAT to do if you see or hear poor behaviours at work and HOW to avoid them. Encourage leaders to understand their key role in bystander intervention. Drive positive and safe culture CHANGE.

About our facilitators

Karen Maher is our lead facilitator and heads up our training team of industry specialists. Karen has been specialising in the WHS + Culture space since 2003. Starting out as a lawyer then leaving the law to work with organisations to ‘get ahead of the game’ and prevent unsafe and poor workplace behaviours.

Karen has worked on over 300 cases in Australia and the UK as either a lawyer, consultant or as an investigator, up to and including workplace fatalities. She has been developing training programs and strategy in this space for over 12 years, training all levels of organisations from shop floor to executive/board level. Karen is a respected and trusted industry professional and is also a keynote speaker. She has trained tens of thousands of people over her career within hundreds of organisations across Australia in almost every industry.

What people say they enjoy most is hearing our facilitator’s real-life case stories and insight, often with the effect of shifting their mindsets to be more respectful & safe at work.

    Enquire about this course

    Email your enquiries via our form below, click here to book a 15 minute information call or phone our office direct on 1300 649 220


    FeesPer Course
    Start at $5500 (+GST)Fees will depend on course size numbers. Discounts apply for multi-session programs.

    Is face-to-face the right solution for your workplace?

    If you prefer a more interactive training model allowing for activities like scenarios/role plays and lots of discussion, then face-to-face or virtual-live learning is for you.

    This program is facilitated in person or online with a live presenter (generally via Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

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    All of our courses are fully customisable to suit your business needs.

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